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Ulrich and Boes
Arts and Letters Continues Record Success with NEH

Two professors from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—Tobias Boes and Eugene Ulrich—have been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Since 1999, Arts and Letters faculty members have been awarded more NEH grants than any other university in the country. Read More >

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Notre Dame and UNC Philosophers Launch
$4.8 Million Project

Whether as dramatic as the divine visions that inspired Mother Teresa’s work or as commonplace as the decision to have a child, certain events have the power to transform us. To explore aspects of these religious and transformative experiences, philosophers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will co-direct a $4.8 million initiative called “The Experience Project.” Read More >

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Neuroscience and Behavior Major Announced

Beginning in fall 2014, Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and College of Science will offer a collaborative major in neuroscience and behavior, which will include both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science tracks. Read More >

FACULTY NOTES
Abbie Wozniak
Notre Dame Economist Takes Her Expertise to the White House

Associate Professor Abigail Wozniak has been appointed to a one-year term as a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), the board that advises President Barack Obama and his staff on domestic and international economic policy. Read More >

Peter Casarella
Theology Professor Awarded Two Prestigious Research Grants

Peter Casarella, associate professor in the Department of Theology, has been awarded two prestigious grants for a book project that explores the idea of God from the perspective of Latino Catholicism, including the complex challenges of “translating” God in a modern world. Read More >

Jaimie Bleck and Rev. Robert Dowd
Political Scientists Win USAID Awards to Support Research in Africa

When USAID announced winners of a new, nationwide competition for innovative projects in the field of democracy, human rights, and governance, scholars from Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science and Kellogg Institute for International Studies had won two of the nine awards. Read More >

STUDENT/ALUMNI UPDATES
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Fourteen Seniors Receive National Fellowships and Scholarships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program and other national and international organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 14 members of the University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2014, including 11 who majored in the College of Arts and Letters. Read More >

Michael McFadden
Arts and Letters Students Explore Industries Through Career Trek Program

One of the best ways to explore career interests is to talk to people who are actually working in that field, whether it is public relations, design, museums, nonprofits, politics, or the sports and entertainment industries. The University's Career Trek program helps students gain these important insights and meet potential mentors, including many within the powerful Notre Dame alumni network. Read More >

Sheldon Dutes
American Studies Alumnus Lands Broadcasting Job at NBC’s 30 Rock

For many journalists, working at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza is the stuff of dreams. For Notre Dame American studies alumnus Sheldon Dutes ’07, it’s a dream come true. Read More >

Summer 2014
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Crusader for Maltreated Children Receives Early Career Award
Video: Seniors Share Reflections at 2014 Commencement
College Presents Saturday Scholars Lecture Series
History Alumna Named First Female President of Dakota Wesleyan
Three Graduates Win Inaugural International Development Fellowships
Study: ‘Trophy Wife’ Stereotype Largely a Myth
Theodore J. Cachey Jr. to Direct Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway
Video: English and Design Major Interns with HarperCollins
Video: Mary Celeste Kearney on Filmmaking and Girls' Media Culture
English Major Awarded Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship
Video: Meet Gender Studies Major Natalie Perez
Video: Psychology Major Interns with the National Institutes of Health
Seniors Honored for Commitment to Postgraduate Service
Historian Reveals The Lost Art of Dress
New Book Warns of Dangers to Humanitarian Aid Workers
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